Montag, 18. September 2017
Freitag, 15. September 2017
hiermit weisen wir auf eine kommende Tagung mit dem Thema „Das Subjekt im Fokus der Forschung – Symposium zu aktuellen Ansätzen partizipativer Forschung" hin. Diese findet am 13. Und 14. November 2017 an der Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt/Celovec statt.
Ziel dieses Symposiums ist, sowohl neu Interessierten als auch Erfahrenen Forschungszugänge partizipativer und subjektwissenschaftlicher Forschung näher zu bringen und Diskussionen über verschiedenen Verfahren und Forschungsstile anzustoßen. Durch unterschiedliche Formate des gemeinsamen Arbeitens (Podiumsdiskussion, Workshops, Vorträge) erwarten wir einen spannenden Einblick in diese Forschungsansätze für ein breites Zielpublikum innerhalb und außerhalb der Psychologie.
Die Tagung wird unter anderem von der Neuen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, der Österreichischen Hochschülerinnen- und Hochschülerschaft Klagenfurt/Celovec, sowie dem Institut für Psychologie an der Alpen-Adria-Universität unterstützt.
Ein Programmheft und weitere Informationen werden demnächst folgen.
Eine Anmeldung ist bereits jetzt möglich, bitte senden Sie uns dazu eine formlose Mail an die folgende Adresse: Partizipative.Forschung@aau.at
Freitag, 1. September 2017
Samstag, 5. August 2017
#CFP: 2nd #NEST (Narrative Enquiry for #SocialTransformation) International Conference; Johannesburg, South Africa; 22-24 March, 2018
2nd NEST (Narrative Enquiry for Social Transformation) International Conference,
22-24 March, 2018, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
First Call for papers and panels
NEST (Narrative Enquiry for Social Transformation) is a research network launched in July 2015 with the aim to foster the theory and practice of narrative as a field of study through interdisciplinary research and empirical investigations into questions of human experience, development and social change. Its members are drawn from the Humanities and Social Sciences as well as creative and community-based constituencies. The current configuration of the NEST network allows for an articulation between the Arts, Social Sciences and Socio-psychological work.
NEST is informed by the principle that narrative is one of the defining features of what it means to be human. Personal and collective senses of self, experience, desires, fears and hopes are developed in and through narrative meaning-making, providing recognition and validation, and deepening our sense of human dignity across lines of difference and existence. The transformative possibilities of narrative lie in the ways in which it enables people to: give coherence to their lives and the world around them; develop forms of critical consciousness and thinking; imagine possible alternative social realities and futures; and, ultimately, not only to read them-selves and their place in the world but also to be read by others. It is people who make culture and culture that in turns remakes us, and this process is always political and potentially transformative.
NEST seeks to undertake research that traces ideologies, experiences and identities across time as constructed through inter / cross generational experience and storytelling; the reconstruction of (cultural memory); and transmission of unofficial histories and alternative narratives by ordinary people, particularly in families, communities, educational and creative contexts. Its research agenda incorporates a wide range of theoretical and critical conceptual and creative work that can be undertaken from multiple disciplinary perspectives and methodologies. The following constitute the core thematic threads of NEST:
· The narrative formation of consciousness and subjectivities
· Marginality, the body, affect and narrative
· Narrative form and symbolic representations in multiple modalities: textual, visual, archival, aural and performative.
· Intergenerational narratives.
· Developing knowledge and praxis through empirical projects
We invite papers and panels that use NEST research threads as a catalyst but other explorations of any aspects related to narrative are also welcome.
Once abstracts have been accepted, participants will be notified. The conference will take the form of pre-circulated papers for discussion. Full Papers will be due a month in advance of the conference to allow sufficient time for discussants to read.
Conveners: Jill Bradbury and Bhekizizwe Peterson
Committee Members: Hugo Canham, Lindelwa Dalamba, Cynthia Kros, Ronelle Carolissen, Grace Musila, Khwezi Mkhize
Dienstag, 18. Juli 2017
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Montag, 17. Juli 2017
Call for Papers – Edited Collection
Online Othering: Exploring the Dark Side of the Web
Editors: Dr Karen Lumsden (Loughborough University) and Dr Emily Harmer (University of Liverpool)
The Internet plays a vital role in many aspects of our social, political and cultural lives and in the early days of its expansion there was much enthusiasm for its potentially transformative role in providing a space for individuals to construct their identities, communicate with others and share ideas and concerns. A perhaps unanticipated consequence of these developments has been the extent to which some individuals and groups have used this freedom to engage in hateful or discriminatory communicative practices online in these loosely regulated spaces, often hiding behind the cloak of anonymity. For instance, women on Twitter and in the public eye have found themselves subject to online harassment, sexism and trolling, while the aftermath of the Brexit vote saw in a rise in reports of hate speech including racism, Islamophobia, and anti-Semitism, in both online and offline contexts.
This edited collection explores the othering and discrimination propagated and encountered by individuals online and in social media contexts and cultures. It problematizes and analyses the dichotomy presented between real and virtual worlds (and spaces) by exploring the motivations behind certain offending and othering behaviours, and the impact this has on the targets of online abuse and hate speech. This includes the extent to which online othering constitutes a new phenomenon and how the motivations for committing forms of cyber-abuse, cyber-hate, and othering relate to the expression of these attitudes and behaviours in the offline context.
It explores the extent to which forms of information and communication technologies facilitate, exacerbate, and/or promote, the enactment of traditional offline offences (such as domestic abuse and stalking). Finally, the collection addresses the role of the police and other agencies in terms of their interventions, and the regulation and governance of virtual space(s).
The edited collection is an output from a one-day conference on Online Othering hosted at Loughborough University. We are seeking additional contributions to the volume from scholars and researchers working in disciplines such as sociology, communication and media studies, criminology, political studies and/or gender studies.
Contributions should address the ways in which various groups and identities are subjected to othering in online environments. This can include news websites, social media platforms (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc.), blogs, and forums. We are also interested in contributions which explore othering across multiple contexts. Potential topics can include, but are not limited to:
§ Trolling and gendered online abuse/harassment;
§ Cyber-bullying or cyber-stalking;
§ Hate crime/speech online;
§ Homophobia and/or transphobia;
§ Online representations of disability;
§ Class bigotry;
§ Racism, Islamophobia, or anti-Semitism;
§ Sexting and/or revenge pornography;
§ Brexit, Trumpism and the rise of the 'alt-right'.
The edited collection proposal is to be submitted to Palgrave as part of their Cyber-Crime series by Autumn 2017. For accepted submissions, the finalised chapters will need to be received by the end of September 2018.
Interested contributors should email a title, abstract (250 words) and biography (100 words) to both Karen Lumsden K.Lumsden@lboro.ac.uk and Emily Harmer E.Harmer@liverpool.ac.uk by 31 August 2017. Authors will be informed of decisions by 30 September 2017.
Montag, 3. Juli 2017
Stigma, Health, and Inequality: A Two-Day Workshop
11-12 January 2018, Cardiff University
Organised by Gareth Thomas (Cardiff University) and Kayleigh Garthwaite (Newcastle University)
Funded by the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness (FSHI)
We are delighted to announce that we will be running a free two-day workshop entitled 'Stigma, Health, and Inequality' at Cardiff University (UK) on 11-12 January 2018. We are now seeking contributions to be part of a programme which includes keynote presentations from Imogen Tyler (Lancaster University), Tom Slater (University of Edinburgh), and Graham Scambler (UCL).
Recent research has documented the devastating persistence of economic inequality in the UK, in which people are increasingly driven below the poverty line. However, what is frequently overlooked in such accounts is the potency of stigma in a context of neoliberalism and growing inequalities. This two day event brings together 40 senior and early career academics in the UK and Ireland from various disciplines – sociology, anthropology, human geography, urban studies, media studies, and social policy – whose research interests lie very broadly across the fields of stigma, health (as a state of physical, mental, and social wellbeing), and inequality. As well as providing opportunities for collaboration in a small but focused setting, the workshop will also involve a 'mentoring scheme' and a 'journal club' to support early career academics (including postgraduate students). We also intend to submit a research monograph as a result of this event and all attendees will be asked to consider a possible submission for this. We are seeking contributions from people which do not necessarily seek to quantitatively/epidemiologically 'prove' a link between inequalities and stigma, but rather qualitatively explore the experiences, attitudes, and practices of people with regards to a range of (often interrelated) topics including, but not limited to:
- Food poverty;
- Housing and displacement;
- Media representations (e.g. 'poverty porn');
- Mental health;
- Migration and asylum;
- Nationality and citizenship;
- Parenthood and family life;
- Place-based / territorial stigma;
- Race and ethnicity;
- Social class;
- Welfare reform;
- Youth studies.
We ask that people interested in taking part submit a title and 250 word abstract by midnight on 1 September 2017. This can be submitted via the workshop website: https://thomasg23.wixsite.com/stigma.
Alternatively, abstracts can be emailed directly to Gareth (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Kayleigh (Kayleigh.Garthwaite@newcastle.ac.uk). Notifications of acceptance will be received by 15 September 2017. Presentations at the event are expected to be 20 minutes long with 10 minutes for a Q&A.
It is also possible to attend the event as a non-presenter. If this is the case, please indicate your interest in attending via the workshop website. However, it should be noted this is not a guarantee of attendance. Attendees will be selected after receiving all applications. Regardless of whether you intend to attend as a presenter or a non-presenter, please register your interest by 1 September 2017.
Places are limited (N=40) and are expected to go fast! We are offering bursaries to five postgraduate students (£100 each) to help cover costs for travel, accommodation, and subsistence. To be eligible for consideration, postgraduate students should register their interest for the workshop via the website and email a short biography of around 50-100 words outlining their current status and research interests to Gareth and Kayleigh. Bursary recipients will be announced after all workshop places have been allocated.
For further details about the programme and the event more generally (e.g. speakers, getting to the venue, registration, etc.), please visit the website. For any more information, please contact Gareth or Kayleigh on the email addresses provided above.